You need not be sorry. Your work comes before my research. I am waiting, I am retired, 77 1/2 years (8 years in June 1940, resident in Gennes).
I'll say again thank you for the information you have sent me. These are very important in writing the epic battles on Gennes in 1940.
For 4) your last post. I am writing from information found in the Historical Department of the Army Land a document of 13 pages (in French), which recounts the events of June 17, 1940 to June 23, 1940, day and hour, and orders.
A / - JMO Group of Pichon (SHAT 34 N 3)
(Statement by the Cavalry School of Saumur in the Loire defense)fichier pdf: JMO - Groupement PICHON (SHAT 34 N3).pdf
B / - sending the letter of General Pichon of November 25, 1943 (very interesting comment on the bottom of page)fichier pdf: lettre envoi du rapport du général PICHON.pdf
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If you can not read, I can scan the pages. Let me know
In my post of September 30, 1940, I promised you information about weapons and the deaths of French in Gennes.
Troops (engaged in the sector Gennes)
Bridge de Gennes.(included the Island Buisson)
- Desplats Brigade = 25 E.A.R. + 1 section of riflemen.
1 Group Machine Gun
7 machine guns,
Canon 1 tank of 25 mm.
1 81 mm mortar, (it had no firing pin)
1 60 mm mortar.
Between The Thoureil and Gennes
- Train Company Roimarmier
- Weapons :
4 machine guns Saint-Etienne
10 automatic rifle Model 1915 (Chauchat).
Between Gennes and Mimerolle
- Group Hacquard
- Weapons :
10 machine guns,
23 machine guns,
3 60 mm mortar
5 tanks H. 39.
Support Units-The Milly-Meugon
- Foltz Squadron (145 mans), with orders to possible intervention in the district of Gennes, the Thoureil in Trèves-Cunault included.
1 Group Machine Gun
13 machine guns,
2 25 mm cannons,
3 A.M.R.33? (1 to 7.5 mm machine gun)
1 A.M.D. Panhard 178 (1 25 mm gun, 1 machine gun 7.5 mm)
Killed in Gennes
Bonnin Jean-Jacques Mortally wounded by an enemy spy June 20, died June 21.
This spy transmitting corrections shots on targets (post, the canning factory, etc.).
Desplats Jacques 26 years. Killed in the Island Buisson.
Roimarmier Jean-Pierre 31 ans. Killed near the Villa Montebello.
E.A.R (Cadets de l'Ecole de Cavalerie)
Bugain Pierre Wounded left the bridge. Doué dies.
de Frenne de Tiège Jacques 22 yeats. Killed near the road Thoureil.
Dunant Jean-Louis 22 years. Killed in the Island Buisson.
Flandin Didier 21 years. Wounded at the bottom of St Eusebe. Facing death at the Hotel Barreau..
Passebois Georges 20 ans. Killed near the road Thoureil.
Roland Gosselin Guy 18 years. Wounded in Island Buisson, found near the abbey of St. Maur.
Braillard Jean-Paul 37 years. Killed in the Island Buisson.
Brasseur Maurice 27 years. Killed in the Island Buisson.
Dachir Mohamed Killed in Island Buisson.
Dizier Marcel Wounded in the Island Buisson. Died at Angers.
Gaillouste Albert Killed at the Villa Montebello.
Pineau Félix 22 years. Wounded at the bottom of St Eusebe. Facing death at the Hotel d'Anjou.
If you are the claimant, told me in an upcoming post.
I can save:
- List of killed in Saumur and Dampierre.
- The mistake of a German officer on the ringing of the bell tower hours of Les Rosiers.